How to Tie a Knot in a Shirt: 4+ Cool Ways

You can tie a cute knot in a long and oversized shirt to shorten it and make it more figure flattering within seconds. The knotted shirt trend is also in these days with celebrities like Kristen Stewart having flaunted the style.

How to Tie a Knot in a Shirt

Different Ways and Ideas for Knotting Shirts

  • Tying a large women’s shirt in the front allows you to sport a cool cropped shirt look.
  • If you want a tighter fit at the front, you can tie it at the back.
  • Tying it at the side gives the shirt bottom a trendy slanted look.

The styles can be done without cutting and require very little of your time. You can tie your gym shirt if you feel it is too big and coming in the way of your workout. If you are wearing a formal white shirt to the office and have to attend a party or social do in the evening, you can just knot it for transforming into a more casual look. Hawaiian cropped shirts made using this style, look great as beachwear.

How to Tie a Shirt in the Front, on the Sides or at the Back

With a Bun Knot

Suitable For: This knot can be made easily in loose T-shirts as they are flexible and you have a lot of material to work with. Avoid using it on button-down shirts as they are usually made of thicker material and might get creased.

How to Tie a Shirt in the Front

Tie it in 5 Steps

  1. Gather a considerable portion of your shirt between your thumb and fingers.
  2. Hold onto it tightly and pull out the gathered fabric as far away from you as you can, forming a tail-like structure (it makes tying easier).
  3. Keeping your index finger and thumb tight around your shirt, drop the other fingers down and wrap the fabric tail around them.
  4. Remove the other fingers forming a hole and pass the tag end of the tail through it.
  5. Pull it tightly so the entire tail, as well as all the loose fabric around your fingers, passes through the hole and the knot holds snugly.

A bun knot looks cool when used to tie a shirt at the back, or on the side too.

How to Tie Back a Shirt That’s Too Big

Styling Tips

  • You can wear a button-down chambray shirt over a top, leave it open, and tie this knot at the bottom of each frontal section.
How to Tie a Shirt

With A Bunny Ear Knot

You could tie a bunny ear knot if you want something less bulky.

Suitable For: It looks as good on button up shirts as they do on tees. You can also tie denim and plaid flannel shirts in the front with this knot.

How to Tie a Knot in Your Shirt

Tie it in 3 Steps

  1. Gather two sections of the shirt along the hem, holding one section in each fist.
  2. Cross the left one over the right, pull it under and up through the gap left by your right fist, just the way you tie your shoes.
  3. Pull both the ends to tighten the knot.

With A Rubber Band

This creates a ruffled look in your T-shirt. Note that all the other ties are made without the aid of rubber bands, ribbons or hair ties.

Suitable For: Long T-shirts in a single color.

Tie it in 2 Steps

  1. Make an ‘O’ with our index finger and thumb and pass your hand under your shirt.
  2. Pull out some fabric through the hole made with your fingers and secure it with a rubber band – and you’re done!
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How to Cut and Tie a Shirt into a Crop Top

The above methods did not need you to use scissors or blades, but here is a way of turning an old discarded shirt into a fashionable crop top simply by cutting it and tying a knot.

How to Cut and Tie a Shirt

The Steps

  1. Cut the collar and sleeves off your T-shirt by the seams.
  2. Decide on the length of your crop top and cut the shirt to that length, but only on its back side.
  3. Now, trim off the bottom hem from the front side, and cut up around 6-7 inches straight along the center, length-wise.
  4. Now start cutting diagonally from the bottom of the middle cut up to the same level as the cropped back of the T-shirt, on both sides.
  5. Tie a knot with the triangular flaps formed in the front.

Follow the procedures above to make nice knots that make your shirts smaller and hip. Needless to say, the cropped shirts bare your midriff. You would need to be confident to pull out the styles perfectly.